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Old 10-02-2017, 09:00 PM   #1
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Default Indoor Small Track Sizing for 1/10 scale vehicles

Hey everyone,

our club is looking to secure a location and probably the best option for us has area that so far on the low end we estimate about a 40 x 40 area.

Most of the people run 1/10 scale vehicles like buggies an SCTs.

I am trying to gauge how much of a track could be made for vehicles to run on. If there are limitations we have to do (say only 1/10 scale an below vehicles, max size 1/10 buggy) thats fine, mainly though just getting ideas here.

Anyway, if you have experience with a small track, even pictures an video, would love to hear your thoughts.
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We run in an elementary school gym through the winter. Actual track is 30 x 70 with 6' down the side for race stand. Pits are on the stage, cramped but organized. Carpet and all material stored under stage. We only run 17.5 blinky 2wd buggy and for beginners and casuals open 2wd SC both with slicks only. This has proven to keep numbers up for both winter indoor and summer outdoor. <br/>
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where would you say 40 feet would be on the track as far as the 70 ft size? trying to guage what I am seeing. Probably where the guy is standing cornering in the "triangle" about?
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I think the Warren track is 40x80
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where would you say 40 feet would be on the track as far as the 70 ft size? trying to guage what I am seeing. Probably where the guy is standing cornering in the "triangle" about?



Yes right where I was standing in the triangle in the first pick. Landing of tabletop on this one. That's three 10' rolls of carpet duct taped together.
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perfect thanks!
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Do you guys make a new track layout each week, and what days do you run?
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This is all new. So we will see how it goes. We have our first facility meeting Sunday to show the potential group what we are proposing for track layout etc.

We have the ozite type carpet, got a deal there at 24 cents a sqft, and now are procuring the barriers.
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Carpet off road with jumps or on road stuff without the jumps, how about running the minis again??
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Carpet off road with jumps or on road stuff without the jumps, how about running the minis again??
thats the plan here. We have a meeting this Sunday at 3pm to discuss.
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I raced 1/10 in a school gym. It was fine
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I raced 1/10 in a school gym. It was fine
I think the big thing comes down to available space.

Right now the group who has been working getting things together is looking at a space of about 33-36ft x 48ft . I am not sure if you could effectively run 1/10 buggy on this but the 1/14 scales look good to go from the demoing we did.
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40' x 40' seems way too small for 10th scale. But if its all you got then make it work I guess.
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yeah we ended up just going full mini. The 1/10 stuff just comes off as too big.

the 1/14 scale buggies are a blast on the track here. (the club runs anything designated as a mini, so below the 1/10 scale size)



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